Roger Allen Gendreau, 56, of Fargo, ND died Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at the Veterans Administration after an almost three year struggle with cancer.
Roger was born April 4, 1946 in Langdon, ND to Hector and Viola (Sorum) Gendreau. He graduated from St. Alphonsus High School in Langdon in 1964. He attended NDSU until he was drafted by the US Army during the Viet Nam War. He began his duty in May of 1968. He served his country honorably and bravely in Viet Nam as a dog handler, returning home in February of 1970. Upon his return, he entered Valley City State College to finish his education. This is where he met Barbara A. Foxen. They married in September of 1971 and he graduated in 1972. Roger and Barb have two children, Nicole Marie born in June of 1977 and Landon Alan born in March of 1989.
Roger was a dedicated husband, father, son, brother, soldier, educator and principal, coach, citizen, and Christian. Every community in which he lived, worked, and worshiped loved and treasured Roger and his dedication to them. He ended his almost thirty year career in education as principal of Shanley High School when he became too ill to continue. Roger will be deeply missed by all t hose who were touched by his life.
Roger is survived by his wife, Barbara; his son, Landon of Fargo, ND and his daughter, Nicole of Bowbells, ND; his mother Esther of Langdon, ND; and four brothers, Gene, Bismarck, ND, William, Bottineau, ND, Hector, Reno, Nevada, and Keith, Kalispell, Montana.
The funeral service for Roger will be Friday, March 28, 20003 at 4 p.m. in Church of the Nativity. The prayer service will be Thursday, March 27, 2003 at 6 p.m. in Church of the Nativity with visitation from 4-6 p.m. Thursday and Friday one hour before the funeral service. Burial will be in Langdon, ND.
Arrangements: Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, ND
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